Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor. He was named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, and previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
Classic Rock’s 20 Worst Mistakes
Some mishaps are eventually forgotten over a lengthy career. Others have bigger implications.
When the Eagles Limped Away With the Patched-Together ‘Live’
This first-ever concert recording closed out their turbulent initial era in perhaps the only way it could: With more turbulence.
The One Great Song on These Terrible Albums
They're unquestionably bad but somehow still have a noteworthy moment to recommend.
40 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Makes a Mainstream Comeback on ‘Infidels’
It may have been even better except for some last-minute tinkering.
Why These Classic Rock Acts Hate Their Own Records
Sometimes bands got sick of a project because it simply became too popular. Other times, something just went terribly wrong.
Top 10 Beatles Solo No. 1 Singles
Almost 20 chart-toppers followed the band's turn-of-the-'70s demise, but they weren't all created equally.
The Worst Classic Rock Songs
No one is immune.
November 2023 New Music Releases
Black Friday Record Store Day once again returns to anchor the month.
50 Years Ago: ‘Selling England by the Pound’ Sets Genesis’ Path
They had to succeed in balancing the pastoral whimsy of their first couple of albums with new rock pretensions.
35 Years Ago: U2 Tries to Move On With ‘Rattle and Hum’
Chart-topping follow-up to 'The Joshua Tree' went five times platinum.
Five Years Ago: Steve Perry Mounts an Amazing Comeback
Former Journey singer's 2018 return was as surprising as it was successful.
45 Years Ago: Aerosmith Bails Out Fans After a Concert Pot Bust
Cops invaded a show in Fort Wayne, Ind., arresting dozens of kids for possession.